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The Advanced page allows you to configure advanced Remote Desktop settings.



Authentication Level

Specifies the authentication level to use for the connection.


Network Level Authentication

If the computer you want to connect to requires Network Level Authentication, you need to check this option.


NLA is enabled by default on Vista/Windows 2008 or later.


Restricted Admin Mode

In this mode, credentials won't be sent to the remote server, which can protect you if you connect to a remote server that has been compromised. However, connections made from the remote server might not be authenticated by other servers, which might impact app functionality and compatibility.




Specifies whether compression is enabled.


Bitmap Caching

Bitmap caching can improve performance but requires additional memory and disk resources.


Public Mode

When enabled, the RDP client does not cache any data on the local system. Use public mode, for example, when connecting to a business server from a system in a conference center.


Background Input

When background input is enabled the client accepts mouse input even when Royal TS or the external client window is not active.


Session Takeover Warning

When Session Takeover Warning is enabled, the client first checks for terminal sessions and warns the user if a session is already active with the same username.


Automatic Reconnect

Specifies whether to enable the client to reconnect automatically to a session in the event of a network disconnection. If checked, enter the number of times to try to reconnect during automatic reconnection.


Load Balance Info

Specifies the load balancing cookie that will be placed in the X.224 Connection Request packet.


This field is often used for Azure based connections. After importing .rdp files created by the Azure portal, you may find specific load balancing cookies in your configuration.